Frozen 2, which will hit cinemas on November 22, has hit a major ticket sales milestone on the first day tickets went on sale.
Deadline is reporting that Frozen 2 has the highest first day ticket sales for an animated movie ever for ticket presellers Fandango and Atom Tickets. Toy Story 4 held the record for Fandango previously, followed by Incredibles 2, Finding Dory, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Atom Tickets has said that the only film releasing over the holiday period outpacing Frozen 2 is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Specific sales numbers have not been released, but Deadline is saying that sales have “eclipsed” the previous record. It bodes well for the sequel, which will follow Elsa and Anna on a new journey three years after the events of the first film. Disney has successfully kept many details about the film’s plot beyond this under wraps.
Previous record holder Toy Story 4 earned $118 million on its opening weekend, which was lower than anticipated but still very high, and the best opening for the Toy Story franchise. It went on to gross over $1 billion at the international box office, and Frozen 2 is expected to do the same; the original film earned $1.274 billion internationally.
This is not the first record that Frozen 2 has broken: its initial teaser trailer had 116.4 million views over its first 24 hours, which is the most ever for an animated movie.